Take a break from the hustle of the day-to-day and slip into a state of utter bliss and relaxation. This ultimate stress-relieving treatment will melt away pent-up stress, achy muscles and tension. Your therapist will customize your treatment to focus on areas of concern. You’ll leave feeling refreshed and rejuvenated.
*Massachusetts clients, please note Back Bay is the only location offering Massages.
"Made a lunchtime massage appointment 2 blocks from my work. Very efficient, professional masseur."
What can you expect after a Express Massage at Skin spa new york?
During an express massage, we focus on a singular problem area so you get pain relief where you need it most.
Achieve ultimate relaxation over your lunch break or on your way to your next appointment.
You'll feel more relaxed and at ease, and your muscles will feel less tight.
What is an Express Massage?
During an express massage, you will choose a specific area to focus on, as this is not a full-body massage. We will treat one side of your body, often focusing on a problem area (such as back and shoulders) to best use your time and receive the most effective results.
What should I expect during my first massage therapy visit?
Your massage therapist will review your intake form prior to your treatment, so it is important that you fill it out completely and honestly. Include any allergies, what areas you would like worked on, if there are any conditions needing to be addressed, any health concerns and medications. You will then be led to your treatment room, you will be given a few minutes of privacy to get undressed and get under the sheet in preparation for your therapist to return for treatment.
Will I be completely undressed?
It is completely normal to leave your underwear on during a massage session or to request a disposable pair of underwear for your comfort.
Will I be covered with a sheet or towel?
Yes, your therapist will ensure that your private areas are covered throughout the massage as well as the areas not being worked on for your comfort.
The genitals (women and men) and breasts (women) will not be uncovered. If the therapist is going to work on a woman's abdomen, a second towel or sheet will be used to cover the breasts so the main sheet or towel can be moved to expose the abdomen.
Can I talk during my session?
Absolutely! This is your time, the most important thing is to communicate with your therapist. Some people prefer to talk through their massage which is absolutely fine, however many clients prefer to reach a point of relaxation that requires a quieter environment. Either way is fine, but most importantly communicate with your therapist, this applies to communicating pressure preference, comfort level, or anything that makes you uncomfortable as well. This is your time carved out for you and you should feel comfortable to communicate anything regarding the therapeutic massage treatment to your therapist.
How many sessions will I need?
Massage Therapy is customized to your needs and can help alleviate anything from stress to sports induced aches. Many of our clients come as often as twice a week or as infrequent as once per month or every few months, dependent on their needs.
When should I not get a massage?
If you are sick with a cold/flu or are contagious, we request that you reschedule your appointment. This is both for your benefit as the sickness can sometimes intensify with a massage and also for the therapist’s protection. Open lesions, cancer, certain heart conditions, pregnancy, may also cause a change in technique or inability to perform the service. It’s best to discuss with your physician and massage therapist prior to your appointment.